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  • Shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa with Marine Dynamics. Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark! 

  • The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m. In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m.

  • If you see a white shark in the water don’t panic. Chances are high that the shark has already detected you and isn’t interested. White shark attacks are normally associated with poor visibility, so avoid murky conditions.

  • White sharks have a unique system called a “counter current heat exchange”, which keeps their body  tempreture +/- 7C above the surrounding water temperature. 

  • All sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose called the “ampillae of Lorenzini”. These are small pores filled with a gel that transmits the electrical currents in the water to the shark’s brain so that it can assess its environment.

  • White sharks give birth to live young (not eggs), and they give birth to 6-8 pups at one time. Pups are usually between 1.0-1.5m in length and are born with teeth.

  • Body language has been a well documented form of shark communication and has identified body arching, jaw gaping, and other postures as specific social tactics.

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Daily Blog 12 October 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, October 12, 2020 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Ecotourism, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, sharks, south africa,

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"A breath-taking experience, amazing trip! The best crew ever met on a tour, will absolutely do it again. Thank you so much!" - Mohamed + Salma

"Amazing trip - great hosts and experience! The crew, animals and experience were all top notch!" - Squire + Alyona

"Absolutely amazing. The experience of watching a shark up close is beautiful - magnificent creatures. The host and crew were delightful and so informative!" - Hareem

12/10/2020

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks


The Bronze whaler shark is well known for it's stunning dorsal surface colouring


The first divers entered the cage shortly after the sharks arrived


Streamline bodies and a heterocercal tail makes for one great fish catching machine


Congratulations to our honeymooning couple visiting from Egypt!


Above water action as well as the amazing underwater views our guests experienced


All smiles with such a fantastic day to be out on sea


The golden sharks of Gansbaai shone brightly in today's sunshine


Who's looking at who?!


The amazing group of travellers that joined us today. Thank you - we hope you had a fantastic time with our team

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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